Returning to the racecourse once again, I came upon these women who had traveled here from Canada to perform for the runners. (Check out this clearer shot and better recording of them.) I was quite taken with them and their music, so ethereal and fragile that it seemed to be blowing in on the wind. Standing there listening to them, I was almost overtaken by the beauty of the whole scene, when, seemingly out of nowhere, Atmavir passed by bouncing his ball.* I thought my heart was going to explode!
* Atmavir is the runner in the yellow shirt who walks by with about 19 seconds remaining. He often bounces a handball on the sidewalk as he runs around the course! The particular bounce mentioned above occurs just after he passes out of frame, but you can catch a glimpse of the yellow ball in his left hand as he goes by.